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Is OpenAI solving the wrong problem? | Harvard Business Review

curated by | December 15, 2015

“Late last week, OpenAI was announced — a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, backed by a set of tech-industry stars that include Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, Sam Altman, and Peter Thiel. (As well as some funding from Amazon Web Services.) Collectively, they’ve committed over $1 billion dollars to the venture. […] Yes, the potential for AI being disastrous for humanity is grave threat. But what could be even more disastrous than that? What about a resource allocation system that those who have risen to the top of don’t trust to solve the human race’s most difficult and challenging problems?”

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